Events that happened Today in Church History |
Today is the 62nd anniversary of the death of the holy Polish nun and messenger for the Devotion to Divine Mercy Saint Faustina Kowalska. Born on August 25, 1905 in in the village of Glogowiec, west of the city of Lodz in Poland, she was called to the religious life and a special mission as the "Apostle of Mercy." All that Our Lord imparted to her was recorded and published in her diary, "Divine Mercy in My Soul". Like Christ, she died at the age of 33 on this date in the Krakow convent of her order. After her death her cause was introduced to the Congregation for the Cause of Saints and it was left to a fellow Pole - Pope John Paul II to carry it out by beatifying her on Divine Mercy Sunday in 1993 and canonizing her seven years later, also on Divine Mercy Sunday, as she officially became the "first saint of the new millennium." It is most appropriate she has that honor for the messages she conveyed from Jesus are particularly applicable to these times when the world is so badly in need of God's Infinite Mercy. The same year the Holy Father raised her to the status of blessed, he chose the day of her birth to release his tenth encyclical on the "Spendor of Truth" - Veritatis Splendor. For other time capsule events that happened Today in Church history, see MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES
True liberalism is intended to seek the truths of God
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but the words of Bishop Fulton J. Sheen have been known to launch a thousand images in one's mind, one of the ways this late luminary did so much to evangelize the faith. Because of the urgency of the times and because few there are today who possess the wisdom, simplicity and insight than the late Archbishop who touched millions, we are bringing you daily gems from his writings. The good bishop makes it so simple that we have dubbed this daily series: "SIMPLY SHEEN".
Submission is one of the deepest needs of the human heart. After a century and a half of false liberalism, in which it was denied that anything is true, and that it makes no difference what you believe, the world reacted to totalitarianism. It grew tired of its freedom, just as children in progressive schools grow tired of their license to do whatever they please. Freedom fatigues those who want to shirk responsibility. Then it is they look for some false god into whose hands they can throw themselves, so they will never have to think or make decisions for themselves. Nazism, Fascism, and Communism came into being during the twentieth century, as a reaction against false liberalism. "